November 27, 2021

2 Minute LTE Network Connection Delay On Verizon Getting Fixed

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Verizon claims to be fixing a two minute connection delay when users switch from 3G to LTE network. Image courtesy of Verizon.

Verizon Wireless recently noted that users connecting up to their new LTE (Long Term Evolution) network could experience delays of up to 2 minutes. The two minute delay happens while USB modem devices negotiate a connection after switching from 3G service coverage to the 4G service or LTE network.

What’s more, one person, Business Insider’s Matt Rosoff, found that it was sometimes required that the modem be physically unplugged from the computer, then plugged back in to complete the switch over to the LTE network.

Jeffrey Nelson, a Verizon spokesperson, said a fix is in the works as developers look into the cause of the problem. The fix should only require a software update.

Also in the works are modem drivers for users on Apple OSX. It appears USB modem drivers will be available for both the Pantech as well as the LG device.

Real world tests of the Verizon LTE network show speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps down and 2 to 5 Mbps up. Costs are $250 for either device without a contract or around $100 with a two year contract. Monthly plans start at $50 for the 5 GB data plan and move up to $80 per month for a 10 GB plan. Overages are $10 per GB for going over the monthly bandwidth allotment.